No doubt you know the superstition that if you make a wish over birthday candles or unidentified comet-like objects, or whatever, you should not then communicate said wish to anyone. This possibly has its roots in a magical theory that suggests to verbalize something is to diffuse its power. Whatever the merits of that concept, you might actually be wise to do the opposite this week.
You seem to have begun stepping up a gear in terms of growing into your power. It’s as if the universe has dropped some clarity in your lap regarding a part of your identity, of which you may have been unsure or unaware for a while. This is almost certainly an ongoing quest, so make no assumptions and keep up the exploration.
With lots happening in Aries this week, including the grand entrance of Chiron into your sign, you might expect to be dashing about like a dog on a mission. However, the changes need time to shake and settle themselves into place, and so do you. Mercury is stationing direct; and a New Moon is taking place amid the conjunction that’s defined the last couple of years.
Mercury stations retrograde in your sign today, just as a powerful aspect approaches between the Sun and your ruler Mars. This might feel like conflicting messages; though it needn’t if you take the long view, and recognize that the spotlight currently on you is no transitory beam. You are laying the foundation for lasting progress. From that perspective, a few weeks at a relatively slower pace is at worst a minor blip.
The New Moon this week is pivotal, acting as a kind of checkpoint for reviewing the eight-year sojourn of Chiron through your sign, and hopefully giving you a glimpse forward into life after Chiron enters Aries. For you, this may feel particularly like renewal, to the point of a metaphorical rebirth. That situation could take time to develop fully. In the meantime, consider this a reasonable moment to give thanks, raise a glass and celebrate what you’ve accomplished.
The period since your traditional ruler Jupiter entered your 9th house has been a sort of living experiment in how much you can achieve, and how much progress you can make, in a really short space of time. For you, this retrograde phase is unlikely to be merely about reflection and review. It’s far more probable that you’re being called to shift gears, and to spend more time getting your message disseminated on a wider scale.
This week’s astrology is an invitation for you to be unapologetic about who you are. This is no time for obfuscations, half-truths, or compromises. You must be yourself, wholly and gloriously. There will always be people who think it’s cool to act unimpressed, or who confuse self-fulfillment or self-esteem with an ego trip; by now, I am sure you know this is rubbish.